Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project
Division of Research
The ARC Linkage Program is a funding scheme that enables external partner organisations to undertake a collaborative research project with UNSW.
The Program works to benefit the broader Australian community by funding collaborative research projects between the University and industry, government or community organisations who are looking to collaborate with UNSW researchers to answer questions or solve problems for their strategic benefit and/or competitive advantage.
Grant funding is predominantly provided by the ARC, with partner organisations providing a mix of cash and in-kind support.
UNSW is consistently the national leader in securing ARC Linkage funding, demonstrating our long tradition and reputation for excellence and leadership in industry-relevant research and underlining our clear strength in engaging in real-world research and supporting innovative research partnerships.
Our diverse partner organisations span the private and public sectors and include: Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd, the National Heart Foundation of Australia, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Suntech Power Holdings, the Australian Human Rights Commission, BHP Billiton, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the University of California, San Diego – Visual Arts, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and Beijing Origin Water Technology Company.
Almost all public, private, community, government and not-for-profit organisations are eligible as partner organisations, provided they are not primarily funded for research or research-related activities by government. There are two rounds per year closing in May and November.
You can obtain more information from the UNSW Linkage brochure, ARC website or contact the Research Partnerships unit.